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Shishito Pepper Spicy Snack

Looking for more fun ways to eat your veggies? This spicy snack really hits the spot. It’s a salty and hot finger food that’s great for a quick treat. There are just 3 ingredients, and it takes only a few minutes to make! If you don’t love spicy food, the shishito peppers can be substituted with any mild small pepper. If you do love food with a kick, you can also add jalapenos or other small, hot peppers.

Shishito Pepper Spicy Snack Recipe

Yield: 2 cups
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  • 2 cups whole shishito peppers
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt to taste

Instructions for Adults 

Assist children with hot stove.

Instructions for Kids 

Rinse the peppers.

Heat the olive oil in a saute pan over medium high heat.

Add the peppers to the hot pan and saute for 5-8 minutes, stirring every 3 minutes. The peppers should turn golden brown and begin to glisten when they are finished.

Remove the peppers from the hot pan and place them in a large serving bowl.

Sprinkle with salt and toss to coat. Serve them warm as a finger snack.


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